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1. A Big Deal

Jan 25: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended the six-year-old deadlock over operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal signed in 2008.

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Exclusive Interview with Prof Dr Munawar Sabir

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“The chaos in Middle East has spread its tentacles and if the state of affairs does not improve soon, then we may see disintegration of Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Libya”

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Pakistan’s Economy in 2014

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The economy of Pakistan had been in turbulent waters since it remained grappling with one crisis after the other during the previous year. During this year Pakistan witnessed a lot more politics as well as the scourge of terrorism that left little room for reviving the crippling economy. In fact the year ended with a mix of more failures than achievements.

The available data suggests that the economy, in 2014, faced several reversals caused by various internal as well as external factors. The economy saw a high growth of the value of dollar against rupee and then appreciation of the latter. A declining trend of inflation was also observed and oil prices touching historical highs and now big slumps in its prices.

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Pakistan’s Foreign Relations in 2014

Pakistan's Foreign Relations in 2014

The year 2014 has been a period of tumult as well as great gains in the realm of foreign policy. Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours except India and other superpowers improved a lot during this year. Pakistan, keeping in view its geostrategic position and econo-political conditions in present times, needs to enhance its bilateral relations with other countries. The association with some nations has been historically harmonious, however, with some it has been more of a roller coaster ride with a fair deal of ups and downs. Here is a brief analysis of how Pakistan’s foreign relations fared in 2014.

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The Sit-ins and Naya Pakistan

The Sit-ins and Naya Pakistan

Pakistan verily has a dynamic political history and street politics has always been a crucial part of it. Protests, processions, long marches and sit-ins have occurred during military dictatorships and civilian regimes alike. Sometimes largely peaceful and sometimes marred by bullets and blood, protest movements have achieved varying results in the past.

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On Obama’s India Visit

On Obamas India visit

The tone for the US President’s much-talked-about visit to India was set well before he set off to New Delhi. As is the norm in high-profile foreign visits, President Obama spoke to India Today, an Indian publication, on a subject that touched the right chord with his Indian hosts. While expressing his country’s resolve to continue working with Pakistan in war on terror, he unequivocally said that “terrorists’ safe havens within Pakistan are not tolerable”. In what can be termed as toeing the Indian line, the president demanded that the culprits of Mumbai terror attacks must face justice; conveniently turning a blind eye to hitherto-forgotten investigation into Samjhota Express tragedy and recurring violations of Working Boundary by the Indian army.

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India, Russia & America A Love Triangle?

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Russia is a country with which India has had a strategic relationship since decades. America is a place where Indians migrate to for a better life. That is how Indians view the world’s two leading powers. It’s as simple as that. US President Barrack Obama’s recent visit to India will not change that reality, and those speculating about dramatic changes in India’s foreign policy are either fools or amateurs – or both.

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National Action Plan (Editorial March 2015


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Promoting Courage, Spirit and Resilience

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” _Nelson Mandela

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Raja Menon
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“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.”